Library of Congress Online Exhibit: Books that Shaped America

Jack Kerouac, courtesy of Wikimedia

Jack Kerouac, courtesy of Wikimedia

The Library of Congress hosts a great online exhibit: Books that Shaped America. If you’re an English or Social Studies teacher or simply a bibliophile, the online exhibition will provide a greater appreciation of how literature impacted American politics and culture. The exhibit includes items such as Noah Webster’s Grammatical Institute, the Federalist Essays, Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (published 43 years ago today), and more.

The exhibit is open through the end of September.

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